Global Health Priorities

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Five «students» been selected to take part in the capacity-building project funded by the Gates Foundation. Here we meet Lelisa Fekadu and Getachew Teshome.
Researchers from the Global Priorities research group and the Gates project have prepared an activity to help Norwegian 7th graders in Bergen understand global health inequalities.
The 2016 Global Burden of Disease Study has been published as a special edition in the Lancet, and in a accompanying podcast you can listen to professor Ole Frithjof Norheim discussing Ethiopia's path towards the SDGs.
Associated Professor Kristine Bærøe spent one month as a visiting researcher at the Ethox Centre at Oxford University. She recently published a blog post on Ethoxblog, addressing the question of necessary training in research ethics.
Full time, three year position as Postdoctoral Fellow now available
GHP Professor Ole Frithjof Norheim is co-author on a new Lancet article discussing fair priority setting and the human right to health in relation to universal health coverage.
Launch of the special issue of Health Economics, Policy and Law entitled "Towards a Global Framework for Health Financing" edited by Trygve Ottersen, David Evans, Elias Mossialos, and John-Arne Røttingen. At the University of Oslo, April 4th.
Imagine that you were to meet Bill Gates in a lift. You strike up a conversation and he asks you what you do. As it happens, you have just come up with an idea that you believe could change the world. In the approximately two minutes until the elevator reaches your floor, you decide to try to convince him that he should invest in your idea. What would you say?
Today Frida Ngalesoni defended her highly impressive and important dissertation “Economics of non-communicable diseases prevention. Cost-effectiveness and equity impact of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in Tanzania.” The research group warmly congratulate!
Trygve Ottersen, researcher and GHP member, has been appointed executive director of area five at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. This area includes the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services.
On September 22nd and 23rd, researchers from Global Health Priorities and Centre for Intervention Science in Maternal and Child Health (CISMAC) co-organized a symposium at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston (USA) on how to incorporate concerns to health equity into randomized control trials (RCTs).
Death is a classical topic in philosophy. In a new article, PhD-candidate Carl Tollef Solberg, Research Assistant Preben Sørheim, and Associate Professor Espen Gamlund gives a diagnosis of contemporary philosophers’ views on death – and some prescriptions on how we should treat death in a secular societies.
Saving lives from the badness of death - Espen Gamlund and Carl Tollef Solberg from Global Health Priorities are arranging a workshop at the University of Oxford, June 1st.
Associate professor Kjell Arne Johansson has contributed to two new volumes on the important project Disease Control Priorities. In the new volumes just released, world leading experts provide new insight to the literature on investments in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (Volume two) and on Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders (Volume four).
The badness of death and its possible implications for priority setting in global health is the subject in a new article by PhD-candidate Carl Tollef Solberg from the Global Health Priorities Group and Associate Professor Espen Gamlund. In the article just published in BMC Medical Ethics they present possibly the first systematic discussion on philosophical considerations of the badness of death... Read more
Professor Ole Norheim and Associate professor Ingrid Miljeteig from the GHP research group participated in a workshop on developing ethical guidelines for limiting life-prolonging treatment for severely sick and dying patients at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa March 3rd and 4th.
The Addis Ababa University (AAU) and our research group Global Health Priorities at UoB are collaborating on training the teachers of medical students in medical ethics. Just after 25 teachers at AAU had completed a three year program of training in ethical theory, methods and handling of clinical ethical dilemmas, the Minister of health in Ethiopia, dr. Kesete asked professor Norheim and... Read more